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Offline staticlistener

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AFN on shortwave still exist?
« on: February 02, 2022, 0044 UTC »
Last time i heard them was back when Key West was still on the air, but i can't find any reference to the other remaining sites (Guam/Diego Garcia) being shut down, at the same time i can't find anything recent proving that anyone has heard them recently either
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Re: AFN on shortwave still exist?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 2041 UTC »
I think it may be sporadic, when like a major deployment takes place, they'd do the stuporbowl or similar, but otherwise they use innernets and sat.
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Re: AFN on shortwave still exist?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2022, 0412 UTC »
Wiki suggests the Navy still does (occasional?) AFN shortwave broadcasts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Forces_Network#Shortwave_radio

I have not heard AFN on HF in a long time. AFAIK, several years now.

Moving down the bands, AFN does a mediumwave broadcast from Cuba on 1340AM. I have no real idea regarding power. Probably not much since it is supposed to be for the naval base.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Forces_Network#Cuba
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Re: AFN on shortwave still exist?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2022, 1544 UTC »
AFN is mostly distributed via C band satellite.  With changes coming to C band, that may change.
https://media.myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/AFNHD/Signal_Acquisiton_Guide.pdf

Retired military can get a decoder key, but you have to live outside the US.
https://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/

There is an Internet broadcast called AFN 360, but they take steps to ensure you are outside the US.
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Re: AFN on shortwave still exist?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2022, 2333 UTC »


I have heard AFN on FM in Sicily and posted about 4 years ago, I believe the frequency/station still active:

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41749.msg154410.html#msg154410
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